Light or Dark Backgrounds and Fonts - What Works Best for You

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    Colors on a Dark Background


    This thread is for discussion of and experimentation with "light or dark backgrounds, fonts, and colors". What works best for you just may provide an improvement for me!

    For years, those of us with eye problems have had difficulty reading the computer screen because of the bright white background and light gray font presented. We have long begged Microsoft to give us a choice between a dark and light background. Microsoft and other OEMs finally listened and we now have choices! We're not there yet, but we're getting closer!

    As with coding, sometimes a new feature will break something else. In the case of dark backgrounds, colors can be broken. The worst "offender" for me is bolded blue!

    As an example, I use Windows 10 and when I run "winver", I get bright white! Ugh!

    Light or Dark Backgrounds and Fonts - What Works Best for You-windows10white.png

    The best description I can give for this is . . . It's like walking outside into bright sunlight!

    So, let's all check out our fave backgrounds, fonts, and colors and see if we can improve our vision to the point of being eye-comfortable when working on the computer.
    Last edited by Wynona; 24 Feb 2021 at 14:49.
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  2. Posts : 29,078
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    Here's a prime example, which isn't the OP's fault. I think it's Nvidia instead . . .

    Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 10 [2]
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    I love dark mode even if my eyes aren't hurt by light mode.
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    I like gray or any neutral color as a reading background. Black and white are horrible. That's how Beethoven went deaf.
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    Corona said:
    ...That's how Beethoven went deaf.
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  6. Posts : 29,078
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    Corona said:
    Light or Dark Backgrounds and Fonts - What Works Best for You-2020-01-11-16_57_40-greenshot.png

    I like gray or any neutral color as a reading background. Black and white are horrible. That's how Beethoven went deaf.
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    When book readers and tablets started using black backgrounds with white text, many physicians claimed it was the worst thing for eye fatigue.
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    Edwin said:
    When book readers and tablets started using black backgrounds with white text, many physicians claimed it was the worst thing for eye fatigue.
    Well, my eyes are real thankful for the dark background with white font!

    So, there, take that, you . . . you . . . physicians!
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    Wynona said:
    ...So, there, take that, you . . . you . . . physicians!
    Yeah! What she said!
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    Wynona said:
    So, there, take that, you . . . you . . . physicians!
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